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NAWC Engineer Reviews

Updated Oct 8, 2019

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  1. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Computer Engineer in Ridgecrest, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NAWC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life is great. Opportunity to work on a variety of projects over your career. Ability to interface with many other developers and you're never stuck on one project forever.

    Cons

    Some teams have the if it isn't completely broken don't fix it attitude in regards to processes and technology.

    NAWC2019-03-22
  2. "Great Work, Boring Town"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Ridgecrest, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NAWC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots to learn; Plenty of opportunity

    Cons

    Processes slow things down; Lots of managers

    NAWC2019-10-09
  3. "No place to grow, or develop."

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    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Patuxent River, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NAWC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy, low stress, paycheck is always on time

    Cons

    Management likeds to be distant, constantly reminded it takes 10-15 years for undergrads to be useful/grow, extremely complex rules, no cares about you or your personal growth, high turnover, lots of superficial fixes ie: a developmental program but very few actual fixes, EXTREMELY INFLUENCED BY POLITICS.

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    NAWC2019-06-21
  4. "good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in China Lake, CA

    I have been working at NAWC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of professional development opportunities; good benefits; variety of opportunities for work/research; good work/life balance

    Cons

    Burden of "additional duties" with no added benefit to employee; no paid maternity leave (just FMLA); not mission funded/Navy working capital fund; distance to airport for travel

    NAWC2019-05-09
  5. "Electrical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Patuxent River, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at NAWC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Great working environment. A lot of recreational activities.

    Cons

    New employees process is tedious.

    NAWC2018-09-08
  6. "Either you love it or you hate it"

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    Current Employee - Computer Engineer in Ridgecrest, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NAWC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Laid back environment, taking long weeks off is not looked down upon, you can spend alot of time doing nothing since the base is huge

    Cons

    The pay is LOW, your promotions take forever and its barely anything, there is nothing to do in the China Lake area at all, they hire you onto the job then you got to look for jobs in the job (picture it like looking for internships).

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    NAWC2018-08-18
  7. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends

    I have been working at NAWC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance, overtime

    Cons

    Bureaucracy gets in the way with a lot of what you are trying to do, lower pay than industry.

    NAWC2018-06-27
  8. "Materials Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Materials Engineer in Patuxent River, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NAWC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility, benefits, you mold your career to accommodate your goals and desires, there's something for everyone, really easy to move around. A lot of developing opportunities. I got funded to do a rotation with Boeing for 6 months as part of my developedmental program

    Cons

    Slow paced, you don't really see the fruits of your work and contributions.

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    NAWC2018-06-24
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Life and work at NAWCWD - China Lake"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in China Lake, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NAWC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Endless opportunities for different work Challenging, unique work Good supervisors Opportunity to do a lot of travel and see your work in the battle arena Opportunity to acquire a government passport and secret/top secret clearance Most supervisors are very flexible to suit your personal/professional needs Great place to live if you are an outdoors person Excellent night sky (for amateur astronomers) Very religious, quiet, military-friendly, and conservative town (if those are important to you) Income to COLA/mortgage/rent is perhaps the best in the country Commute is minimal with minimal traffic

    Cons

    Social life is difficult here (hard to date, better off going to date in the larger cities) Most significant others will not like it here Air is very dry/weather is very hot in summer and it is very windy throughout the year an it is very dusty Restaurants are not as good as they can be A lot of roads need maintenance

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    NAWC2018-06-20
  10. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Lakehurst, NJ
    Recommends

    I have been working at NAWC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people who work here are very friendly. The enviroment is set up to make you feel comftorable and appreciated. The amenities provided such as the gym are also great

    Cons

    There is not much to say here, but one thing working with the goverment is that everything is slow. Everyone moves slow so when you need something done quick, it will not be done quick.

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    NAWC2018-05-14
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